The scent of home-baked cookies and sweetbreads wafting on the air. The sight of designer-clad celebrities parading through maze-like alleyways. Locals singing sad gospels as they follow the epitaph’s procession. Shiny happy visitors drinking champagne cocktails on whitewashed verandas. Mykonians celebrating Christ’s Resurrection with traditional delicacies in grand family fiestas. And for the glamorous set, lamb on the spit on the beach served by girls in bikinis.
Fun, fun, and more fun –this is what holidays in Mykonos are all about: Champagne on the beach, cocktails on balconies, mingling and flirting with gorgeous boys and girls until the sun comes up. Celebrity spotting is on the agenda too. Look who’s dancing around you: your favorite Hollywood stars, supermodels, voguish fashion designers, pop idols! Whether at one of the island’s blue and gold shores or at its fairy tale Chora, the party’s swinging all day long. And it is packed with beautiful people. Feel Mykonos’ pulse, get forever hooked. Bathe in its prismatic, shimmering light, be transformed for life.
Though there’s been a fair amount of debate as per whether it signifies the commencement of a new decade or not, 2020 has arrived and as each new year, it should mark new beginnings. If committing to your beau, or belle is amongst your New Year’s resolutions, why not do it with maximum flair and panache? And when it comes to style no one does it better than the Mediterranean’s hottest holiday spot.
As 2019 is drawing to a close we’d like to take a moment to look back, take stock and count our blessings. Indeed it was another bountiful year at the Semeli rooms & suites in Mykonos town, as we were happy to host so many of you, our dear friends, old and new, alike!
Enjoy the island of the winds by staying at the Semeli in Chora, the only 5* establishment among Mykonos City HotelsNovember 27, 2019
Labyrinth cobblestone streets lined up with bougainvillea clad, sugar-cube houses, built next or on top of each other. Red and blue-roofed little churches dotting the rugged, dramatic landscape. Rows of thatched old windmills towering above the waves, glistening under the bright Aegean sun…
Everybody knows -and loves- Mykonos for its misbehaving, daintily clad celebrities and uber glamorous, marathon parties. Yet at the end of the peak season, mega-yachts, jet-setters and superstar DJs alike, take off to chase the sun in other parts of the planet. As temperatures cool, everything starts winding down too on the island of the winds. Yet very few are aware of the fact that Mykonos is much more than the surplus value that the A-listers -and their shenanigans– generate with their annual summer visits.
Glamorous merrymakers have been flocking here since the ’50s for a taste of the high life in the sunshine. But history demonstrates that the island of the winds has loved a good party since antiquity. It is only logical: Intensely worshipped by the locals, Dionysus, the god of joy and wine has imbued Mykonos with his distinctly exuberant, high spirits since time immemorial. This zestful cultural legacy finds its most exemplary manifestation in early autumn. Dedicated to the island’s ancient, mirthful patron Saint, September in Mykonos elevates fun into unprecedented heights. Opt to stay at the Semeli Mykonos luxury hotel to get the most out of your visit.
You’ve heard the rumors. Oh yes, with semi-clad celebrities and next door, bronzed gods and goddesses sprawling out in its beaches or superstar DJ’s parading in its clubs 24/7, Mykonos is the Mediterranean’s party central. Yet aside from its blue and gold seashores or bacchanalian merrymakers, the island of the winds has much more to offer to early birds and night owls, alike: A charming, quaint ancient town with whitewashed, cube-shaped buildings, iconic windmills and maze-like alleys; contemporary architectural masterpieces; picture pretty sunsets; Unesco heritage sites; glamorous shops to rival those of any metropolis in the world and a foodies scene to dazzle any self-respecting culinary jet setter.
With some 1.4 million passengers crossing its airport gates every year, Mykonos is the Mediterranean’s hottest, hippest holiday diva, rivaling the likes of Ibiza, St Barths and Saint Tropez in terms of glamour, beauty and fun.
Uber famous for its glamorous party scene -complete with crates of the finest bubbly- Mykonos is the (not at all humble) abode of the voguish glitterati. It even sports its very own, distinct look: Think Greek goddess meets boho-island chic. And you don’t even have to forego a day on the beach -or miss out a moment from the party- to go shopping in Mykonos: Open until the wee hours, the glorious shops in whitewashed Chora turn its labyrinth streets into an all day – all night playground for the world’s fashionistas.Once purposely built in a chaotic manner to deter and confuse pirates in the post Byzantine era, nowadays the main town’s maze like alleys concentrate the lion’s share of shopping in Mykonos. Getting lost in them no longer presents a danger; but is an essential part of the fun.